Local organisations

Here are some organisations with an interest in library issues, history and heritage, library personnel or continuing education that operate in Hertfordshire:

CILIP East of England
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is the organisation representing librarians and library staff, whether professional or para-professional. Hertfordshire is covered by its East of England branch. More here… – or check @cilipeoe on Twitter
Hertfordshire Family History Society
A registered charity founded in 1977 with the aims of informing and educating the public about genealogy in Hertfordshire and the UK, run by volunteers with motivated by enthusiasm for the subject of family history. More here…
Herts Memories
A website from Hertfordshire County Council where you can share and enjoy photos, memories and historical research on Hertfordshire, developed by people with an interest the county’s history. More here…
Hertfordshire Museums
A website giving details of Hertfordshire’s huge variety of museums, with onward links to the websites of each, and details of events. More here…
Hertfordshire WI
This organisation has been helping women learn new skills, meet people, campaign on issues that matter to them and support their communities for nearly 100 years. Hertfordshire has its own federation with branches currently serving Baldock & Clothall, Codicote, Ickleford, Pirton, Knebworth, Stevenage, St Ippolyts & Gosmore, Letchworth and Royston – among many others. More here…
The Settlement, Letchworth
An independent adult education centre run for the benefit of its members. Offering a wide range of courses and with 12 affiliated Settlement groups. Founded in 1920 and moved to its present premises, the former Skittles Inn building, in 1925. More here…
Unison Hertfordshire
This public-service trade union represents frontline library staff in the county. More here…
Workers Educational Association
The WEA is an organisation offering a wide variety of part-time courses for adults and is active around the Eastern region. It assists those without formal qualifications to gain nationally-recognised awards, those with a passion for lifelong learning to develop their interests, and active citizens to improve their skills as volunteers or activists. More here…